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Establishing the Legacy of a Pioneer of Modern Weather Forecasting: Q&A with Jonathan Martin

22 February 2021 - 2:00am
We talked to Jonathan Martin, the author of Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science recounts the life and scientific contributions of Reginald Sutcliffe, an understudied and underappreciated pioneer of modern weather forecasting. Q: What motivated you to spend this amount of […]

Veterinary Science and Infectious Plagues: A Q&A with Norman Cheville

19 February 2021 - 3:00am
We talked to Norman Cheville, the author of Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues covers a century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary research and science. Q: What was your impetus for writing […]

The Fascinating History of Plagues and Veterinary Science

10 February 2021 - 6:03am
In one century, animal health care in North America evolved from farriers and itinerant cow leeches to science-based veterinary medicine. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health by Norman F. Cheville covers this century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary […]

The Understudied and Underappreciated Pioneer Behind the Development of Modern Weather Forecasting

10 February 2021 - 5:51am
Less than a century ago any forecast of the weather was generally considered a practical impossibility. Today’s routine availability of accurate weather forecasts represents one of the most unheralded scientific advances of the last century. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science by Jonathan E. Martin recounts the life and scientific contributions […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 2, PURDUE AT 150

9 February 2021 - 12:01pm
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post we’re featuring a few excerpts and pictures from Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer and Sammie L. Morris. A Peaceful Demonstration and […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 1, EVER TRUE

4 February 2021 - 7:28am
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post, we’re featuring a chapter from John Norberg’s Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University on the desegregation of Purdue University’s Residence Halls.  African Americans Apply to Purdue Residence Halls 1944 […]

Checking in with Purdue University Press Director Justin Race

21 January 2021 - 8:28am
We talked to Purdue University Press Director Justin Race about navigating a university press though a pandemic, what the last year has taught us, and what he’s concentrating on going in to 2021. Q: What was/is it like directing a university press in the midst of a pandemic? Justin Race: Strangely, the suddenness of it […]

Books on the History of Flight

13 January 2021 - 8:45am
Purdue University Press has a fascinating collection of books on the history of flight, from the writings of eight early women aviators to stories on the lives of notable Hoosier pilots. Read through the list below, or check out our whole series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots […]

Highlights from 2020: Our Year in Review

18 December 2020 - 1:15pm
As it has the previous 59 years at Purdue University Press, the work of publishing important scholarship pressed on in 2020. This year the Press published 28 new titles by 36 unique authors and editors, as well as the countless contributors to edited collections. There were also several issues added to our subscription and open […]

Recovering the Stories of Early Women Pilots: A Q&A with Fred Erisman

18 December 2020 - 1:13pm
We talked to Fred Erisman, the author of In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation. In Their Own Words takes up the writings of eight women pilots as evidence of the ties between the growth of American aviation and the changing role of women. Q: What was your main goal in undertaking this […]

On Many Routes: A Q&A with Annemarie Steidl

7 December 2020 - 7:23am
We talked to Annemarie Steidl, the author of On Many Routes: Internal, European, and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Empire. On Many Routes is about the history of human migration. With a focus on the Habsburg Empire, this innovative work presents an integrated and creative study of spatial mobilities: from short to long term, […]

2020 Winter Gift Sale

15 November 2020 - 1:00am
Purdue University Press is offering a 40% discount on ALL TITLES through the end of 2020, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31. All you need to do is enter code 21GIFT40 when ordering directly from our website. From gorgeous coffee-table books on Purdue & Indiana to stirring biographies on some of the most […]

Raising Up the Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

12 November 2020 - 2:00am
This post is part of the blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses in celebration of University Press week. To see the rest of the posts in the tour, click here. The theme of University Press Week this year is Raise UP, this theme highlights the role that the university press community plays […]

Purdue University Press Announces Books for 2021 Spring/Summer Season

10 November 2020 - 9:39am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the list of new books for our 2021 Spring/Summer season. This new season of books will cover subjects including Jewish studies, central european studies, the human-animal bond, literature, and modern weather sciences. In Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather System Science author Jonathan E. Martin shines […]

Purdue Press memoir to be focus of virtual book talk at University of London Library

4 November 2020 - 11:21am
On November 16, 2020, The Wiener Holocaust Library at the University of London will welcome Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, Dr. Rachel Polonsky, Dr. Mika Provata-Carlone and musician Robert Max to a virtual discussion of music, art, and how they can sustain humans in recognition of the recent publication of Escaping Extermination: Hungarian Prodigy to American […]

Purdue publishes new books to help Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers

26 October 2020 - 8:52am
More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.1 A diagnosis of this incurable disease is as disorienting as it is devastating. Purdue University Press has recently published two new books that will serve as essential resources for patients, their loved ones, and caregivers to help make sense of what comes next after […]

Books on Health and Aging

16 October 2020 - 12:41pm
From a memoir on navigating America’s elder care system to the go-to resources on living with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, Purdue University Press has a timely and useful collection of books on the experience of aging in America. Life with Parkinson’s Disease   The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones by […]

Guiding Patients and Caregivers on Their Parkinson’s Journey: Q&A with Lianna Marie

13 October 2020 - 7:57am
We talked to Lianna Marie, the author of two new Purdue University Press books, The Complete Guide for People With Parkinson’s Disease and Their Loved Ones and Everything You Need to Know About Caregiving for Parkinson’s Disease. The Complete Guide serves as the go-to book for comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for all Parkinson’s patients and their […]

Our Institutional Home at Purdue

21 September 2020 - 4:00am
This blog series, Putting the “Purdue” in Purdue University Press, is celebrating PUP’s 60th Anniversary by featuring the work the Press does in service to its parent institution. You can find the whole series here. This post celebrates our relationship with the Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. While Purdue University Libraries and School of […]

Publishing with the Purdue Community

14 September 2020 - 3:00am
This blog series, Putting the “Purdue” in Purdue University Press, is celebrating PUP’s 60th Anniversary by featuring the work the Press does in service to its parent institution. You can find the whole series here. This post celebrates the books series and projects we do with on-campus partners.   Our Press serves Purdue in many […]

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